Mirwaiz placed under house detention, says ‘panic buttons pressed by authoritarian state’

Srinagar: Government on Saturday placed Hurriyat Conference (M) chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house detention at his Nigeen residence.

The detention comes a day ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Jammu and Kashmir.

Mirwaiz tweeted: “Ahead of @narendramodi visit, panic buttons pressed by the authoritarian state and control tightened as searches and CASO conducted even in Lal Chowk! Today morning I was put under #HouseArrest! (SIC).”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Jammu and Kashmir tomorrow and lay foundation stones of several projects.

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